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# education - Today’s News

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# education - Monday 23 November, 2015

Poll: Should schools require students to study religion? Poll This post contains a poll

‘I’m a teacher and while the school system isn’t deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken’

Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes Lisa Buggy.

# education - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

# education - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Is your area getting a new school? Here’s the full list

The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.

# education - Monday 9 November, 2015

Archbishop of Dublin in push for more non-denominational schools

Speaking this morning Diarmuid Martin said that a number of Catholic schools had already adopted a proximity policy.

# education - Saturday 7 November, 2015

‘They touched our breasts and stomachs to see if we were pregnant’

Pregnant girls are shunned in Sierra Leone – and banned from exams.

# education - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Crowds turn out to support family of Dublin girl who failed to get place in local school

The case generated headlines when it came to light earlier this year.

Do you know how you’re going to afford to send your kids to college? You could sacrifice your daily coffee

How do you plan to pay for the education costs for your little ones? It’s time to start planning now, writes Eamon Dwyer.

# education - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

New religion curriculum to shake up classes at Catholic schools

Religious education in denominational schools has traditionally been developed by school patrons.

# education - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

The Department of Social Protection said an evaluation of the JobBridge scheme is about to commence.

# education - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

# education - Thursday 29 October, 2015

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# education - Sunday 25 October, 2015

School ordered to pay €4,000 compensation after discriminating against separated dad

The complainant had been asked to provide legal evidence of his custody rights.

# education - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

# education - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Could a cup of tea help millions of children gain access to better education?

Global Schoolroom is organising tea breaks across the country to raise funds for their efforts abroad.

# education - Friday 2 October, 2015

UCC named Ireland’s top university in latest ranking

The Sunday Times league table ranks third-level institutions in 30 different areas.

# education - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Computers in the classroom. A waste of time?

Computers in the classroom. A waste of time?

Turns out schools that have been putting a big focus on boosting the use of ICT may well have been wasting their time.

TCD, UCD and UCC are all down in the latest world rankings

Only one Irish university made the top 100, but four have risen up the rankings.

# education - Thursday 10 September, 2015

‘I sat my Junior Cert aged 71, but would be in the Dáil if given a chance earlier in life’

Pamela Noonan sat her Junior Cert at age 71, having left school when she was just 11.

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply

The school had earlier been told to enrol him. The board will now consider a new application.

# education - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Poll: What are the best school days of your life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What are the best school days of your life?

Ah, to be starting it all over again.

# education - Thursday 27 August, 2015

‘Abandoned, remote and neglected’: This is the school Educate Together don’t want to use

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# education - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

‘While I love living in Abu Dhabi right now, my heart is still in Ireland’

Teacher Dearbhla Gilroy says people in the UAE are incredibly warm- hearted, generous and open minded.

# education - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge How Grim Was Your School? Prefab Sprout

How Grim Was Your School?

Mice. Prefabs. A weird smell. You know what we mean.

# education - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

A 71-year-old man got an A1 in Leaving Cert History

Denis North now has his sights set on English and Geography.

# education - Friday 14 August, 2015

If you get this email about student grants, don’t click the link… It’s a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# education - Thursday 13 August, 2015

575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college

Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

# education - Sunday 9 August, 2015

“There would be people who still don’t know whether they’ve got a place or not”

A busy area in South Dublin has no primary school for its 4,000 residents.

‘Parents and teachers are scared’: Why won’t more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# education - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children? Patronage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?

Is it up to the state to provide non-denominational schools?

# education - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

“The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous” – parents want school crests taken off uniforms

Sending children to school is getting more and more expensive.

# education - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe

We place third when it comes to our share of third level graduates.

# education - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We’re getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# education - Friday 17 July, 2015

What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

# education - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world

Every eight days, $39 billion is spent on world militaries.

# education - Friday 10 July, 2015

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

# education - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs

Just a week after the school year ended, many parents will be fretting about the cost of books, supplies and uniforms,

# education - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

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